4 Things That Will Get Your Home Sold for Top Dollar

People lose out on thousands of dollars if their homes aren’t properly prepared for sale. These four things will make sure you sell your home for top dollar.  

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If you’re ready to sell your home, make sure it is properly prepared for the winter market. Not doing so could potentially cost you thousands of dollars. Our team really knows how to make a difference in the look of a home. Here are four things that will help your home sell for top dollar:
  1. Curb appeal. Curb appeal plays a vital role. Most people think of landscaping when they think of curb appeal, but it’s more than that. For example, consider getting a new door handle. This will boost a buyer’s opinion of a home before they even enter it. 
  2. Holiday decorations. Although we all love his antics, you don’t want to be Clark Griswold when trying to sell your home. Having some decorations like a tree or another holiday centerpiece is great, though. 
  3. Although we all love his antics, you don’t want to be Clark Griswold.
  4. Natural light. Always make sure your windows are clean and the curtains are pulled back. Show off as much natural light as you possibly can. 
  5. Interior staging. I can’t rave enough about the benefits of interior staging. Spending the money to have a home professionally staged always comes back in the price the home sells for. Again, to see an example of what I mean, look back at those before and after pictures. 
If you do these four things, you will sell your home, and you will sell for a great price. If you have any further questions or want to talk about selling your home, please give us a call or shoot us an email. We are here to help. 

The Election's Impact on ​the Housing Market

A lot of people have been asking us about the long-term impact of the new president on the real estate market. In reality, the market will continue to operate the same way it always has.

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We’ve been getting a lot of questions lately about the housing market and how it’s going to be affected by the recent results of the presidential election. This isn’t a political topic, because the housing market isn’t about who is in office.

No matter who has been in the office, our market cycles in 10-year increments, and we are in year 10 from the most recent market tip in 2006.

The most important thing to pay attention to when looking to buy a home is what’s right for you when determining your mortgage payment and your interest rate. Homes haven’t been this affordable since the 1970s due to these low rates.

Since Donald Trump was elected president, rates have gone up. The 10-year bond has spiked. It remains to be seen whether that trend will continue. The Federal Reserve is meeting this month to determine whether to raise interest rates or not.
Homeowners have a much higher net worth than renters.
Even though we aren’t sure what the rates are going to do, we do know one thing about homeownership. According to statistics on median net worth for the average American, the average homeowner’s net worth is much higher than the average renter’s. The average net worth for a homeowner is $195,400. The average net worth for a home renter is $5,400. That’s a huge difference just for owning a home. We are big proponents of homeownership because of what it does for you in building wealth over your lifetime. There are great things that come with homeownership, like interest rates, tax writeoffs, and more.

If you want to get a plan going for owning a home, we can help. Whether you are dead-set on buying or just curious, give us a call or send us an email. We would love to hear from you.